Colombo, Sep 15 : Indian batsman Virat Kohli was named ODI Cricketer of the Year at the International Cricket Council Awards here Saturday.
the performance period, he played 31 ODIs and compiled 1,733 runs at an
average of 66.65, including eight centuries and six half-centuries. His
highest score, 183, came against Pakistan in the Asia Cup in March.
independent voting academy of 32 highly rated cricket experts put Kohli
first, ahead of such talented and in-form players as Sri Lanka's Kumar
Sangakkara and Lasith Malinga as well as Kohli's India captain Mahendra
Kohli said upon receiving the honour: "I think I
have tried to keep things as simple as possible and it's worked for me
on the field. This year has been a learning curve along the way from the
seniors in the team. It's been an all-round effort and I'm very happy
to have won this award."